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At Glasstec 2004, DuPont continues to advance products, performance, and leadership in the laminated glass industry

Du Pont Engineering Polymers : 09 November, 2004  (Company News)
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Our key objective remains to help our customers grow by increasing efficiency and add value to the products and services we provide, on a global basis.'

• In February 2004, DuPont acquired Retrim, a safety glass interlayer company with manufacturing facilities and PVB expertise in Zlin, Czech Republic. The acquisition reflects DuPont's goal to increase its presence in growing markets such as central and eastern Europe, where it can meet a rapidly expanding demand. The acquisition also underlines DuPont's commitment to the environment, by taking advantage of Retrim technology for using recycled PVB to make high-quality interlayers for use in safety glass.

• In April 2004, DuPont announced the addition of a SentryGlas® Plus glass interlayer manufacturing line at its site in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in order to meet product demand growing in excess of 50 percent per year. The new manufacturing capacity will come on-line in the second quarter of 2005. DuPont™ SentryGlas® Plus is an interlayer material made from a high-strength polymer and is used by glass laminators and window companies to make advanced safety glass for automobiles and buildings where stuctural strength and post-breakage strength are key requirements.

• Process improvements and R&D advances have resulted in development of interlayer sheeting, Butacite B5, with improved functionality such as lower moisture sensitivity and better compatibility to IR coating systems, consistent with DuPont’s commitment to excellence in quality. All production lines are now converted to this new product.

• DuPont has also invested aggressively in new processes and equipment in 2004 to meet increasing demands from its customers. State-of-the-art inspection systems are now in place on all DuPont manufacturing lines to ensure production of top-quality interlayer sheeting.

• In 2004, DuPont also invested in new facilities to extrude automotive color shadeband interlayers at its Ulsan plant in Korea. Initial startup trials on the new shadeband line are proving successful, and first samples are planned for customer evaluation by the end of 2004.

At Glasstec - stand 11/H71 - DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions shows an array of innovative new products and applications, addressing expanding needs and opportunities in architecture and automotive manufacturing. Examples include glass laminating solutions for head-up displays (HUD), safer sunroofs, and more intrusion-resistant side windows, helping the automotive industry meet several areas of growing consumer demand. Advances in architectural safety glass include an expanded design palette using DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™, and significant advances in structural and impact-resistant glazing using DuPont™ SentryGlas® Plus. Customers can also review the complete range of size and color choices now available worldwide in DuPont™ Butacite® PVB interlayers.
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